Current OS Version
6.2.10698.0 (xb_rel_1403.140301-2200) fre
An update to the Twitch App will enable broadcasting next week
Marc Whitten on Future Updates
Update Notes from Xbox's Marc Whitten
We value all of the feedback we’re getting from you. Keep it coming! We are listening. We know external hard drive storage is another big one on your list. It’s on our list too. We’re working on that for a future update and will keep you posted. We’re also working on friends notification improvements and experimenting with how to make that better. Just as we do with Xbox 360, we’ll be continuing regular updates to Xbox One – some will be big, like this March update, and some will be smaller. Big or small, we’re committed to delivering continuous innovation through system updates like this one. Thanks for your feedback.
•Get to your friends list faster. The friends list is now front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
•Party chat on by default. When you party up, chat audio is turned on by default.
•Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat is now separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
•“Invite friends to game” option available in your multiplayer titles. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, when you’re inside a game's menu you have a simpler and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” lets you invite friends to your game and party.
•See a list of “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, add new friends after your multiplayer sessions, or report a player for bad behavior.
•Twitch live streaming support. The best broadcasting and spectating experience on any game console is on its way to Xbox One with the new Twitch app launching on March 11, just say “Xbox broadcast” to start sharing. Xbox One is the only next-gen console that allows you to archive your Twitch broadcasts and view live Twitch streams regardless of their original source.
•Dolby Digital sound. Optical out now supports 5.1 Dolby Digital, enabling devices such as sound bars and headsets with only optical in to be able to receive 5.1 Dolby Digital from Xbox One over optical. We’re also adding support for Dolby Digital surround sound over HDMI. Now you’ll be able to have the best sound quality no matter what speaker setup you are using.
•We will now support 50Hz output to Xbox One. You can set the live TV app to display at 50Hz for full or fill modes, fixing the frame rate issues some users in Europe have been experiencing while watching live TV on Xbox One.
•Volume up/down adjustments. We’re making it easier to adjust the volume on your Xbox One. Now, you can tailor the number of volume increments when using “Xbox volume up” or “Xbox volume down” voice commands.
•New ways to stay connected with SmartGlass. We’re introducing new ways for you to stay connected with your friends through Xbox One SmartGlass. Receive notifications of Xbox Live messages, check out what your friends are doing, and see their latest highlight clips. You can even unsnap apps with the tap of a finger – all from your personal device.
•Support for new Xbox One accessories. Xbox One now supports the recently announced Xbox One Stereo Headset and Adapter, the Xbox One Media Remote with a dedicated OneGuide button, as well as third party headsets.
•Browser improvements. When you’re searching for content, there’s now a direct link to IE to see related results on the web. New gesture and controller features let you directly zoom and pan Bing and Google maps. And search is even faster in IE – just highlight a phrase on a web page and press the menu button to search Bing and learn more.
•IR blasting of power and volume to TVs/AVRs is now available in all regions.
•Easy sound bar setup. Your audio sound bar set up just got a lot easier. You no longer need to type in the model number for most sound bars or AVRs when setting up TV on Xbox One.
•General improvements. Last, but not least, a few miscellaneous updates like the ability to view Game Clips while in Snap mode and a new passkey feature to protect user settings.
- Fix for sign-in failing that requires system restart
- IE and Bing not launching in non-English locales
- Controller firmware not updating with chat headset plugged in
- Messages are too easy to delete by accident since the Delete button is highlighted by default when opening a message (instead of Close button)
- Option to disable Kinect hand gestures while watching a video
- Kinect gesture and voice command tutorials are in the Kinect settings menu
- Ability to choose the value by which volume increases or decreases when using the “Xbox, Volume Up” or Xbox, Volume Down” voice commands
- --Settings > TV > Troubleshooting > Audio > Volume change
- Optical audio is now supported
- NOTE – Some users are currently experiencing issues with this feature
- "Resume Games Quickly" is no longer in Beta, the Beta label in settings has been removed
Twitch standby screen
Picture in picture
Number of viewers
- Twitch streaming via an Xbox One will be enabled in this update
- The “Xbox, Broadcast” voice command will begin a Twitch streaming session
- --NOTE – using this command during the early access period will only start the Twitch app
- As before, you will be able to view Twitch streams that are being broadcasted from other systems i.e. PS4, PC, etc.
- Chat is now enabled
- --Name color and emoticons included
- Viewers can send party invites to Broadcasters
- --Broadcasters, in turn, can send invites to viewers in the Chat
- Ability to broadcast a full-screen view of the game you're playing or use an on-screen viewer indicator to keep an eye on how popular your live broadcast is
- Ability to archive broadcasts
- Ability to set up a notification for when a Favorite begins a broadcast
- Earn unique Media Achievements
- Xbox LIVE policy moderators will be keeping an eye out for abuse of the Twitch app and have the ability to temporarily or permanently ban players. They can also remove their ability to broadcast over Twitch, without banning them
- NEW - Xbox One streams 1280x720, 30 fps, ~2.5 Mbps on Twitch
- NEW - Kinect picture-in-picture can be set in any corner of the screen
- Ability to see what games/apps your party members are using if they are not in the same game as you
- “Turn Party Chat On” is turned on by default
- Option to send someone a Party invite, Game invite, or Party & Game invite
- Option to invite Party to Game
- On the Dashboard, the Friends App will cycle through the number of friends, favorites, and broadcasters who are currently online
- Friends are listed by whoever is currently online
- People who are listed as Favorites will show up first and will have a star on the top right side of their gamerpic
- An icon in the upper corner of someone's name within your followers list will show you if you are following them back yet or not. If the icon appears then you are following them back
- Ability to see Recent Players
- Find Someone is on the top level page
- New Menu button options
- --Send message
- --Invite to Party
- --Compare games
- --Find someone
- --People I’ve blocked
- New Profile page options allow you to send game and party invites
- This is a firmware patch that will allow the Xbox One Headset Adapter to work with your Xbox One Controller
- --NOTE – If you already have an Xbox One Headset Adapter, install this update so that you can use it with your compatible headset
- A micro-USB cable is needed in order to install this update
- To update your Xbox One Controller go to Settings > System > Update controller > Follow instructions > Connect headset adapter > profit??? > Enjoy in-game audio & chat with friends and loved ones